key facts on the COLD WAR

       Russia and The USA (Stalin and Harry Truman) were the two superpowers in the world during the 1940s and they could not agree on several things including:

o   Politics America was capitalist; Russia was communist

o   Lifestyle America had freedom and a two-party democracy; Russia had a secret-police and a one-party state.

o   Aims for Germany America wanted Germany as a trading partner and therefore for it to recover; Russia wanted to weaken Germany and create a safe zone around Russia in precaution of further attack.

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